Top 10 episodes of CCS! If you still want to do those lists :)
It’s been a while since I watched Cardcaptor Sakura, but still there are some episodes that stand out for me. These are those episodes.
10. Sakura’s Sheep Warning
A big hole appears in the middle of the playground for apparently no reason. When Sakura ventures inside, she is quickly drowned in plush sheep. She awakens the “Erase” card to get rid of the sheep. The problem is solved. There are no more sheep. There is no hole anymore. Did any of this happen? We’ll never know.
9. Sakura and Farewell to Meiling
Sakura and Meiling have a sleepover. Meiling realizes her value despite being a nonmagical girl. Everyone is happy with themselves for once.
8. Sakura and Double Trouble
Eriol says “Hey, I know we could make Sakura use the Shield card by attacking her in literally any number of ways, but instead I’m going to force Yue and Kero to stay in their magical form and let her figure it out from there.” Yue and Kero make themselves useful by doing some chores around the house.
7. Sakura and Memories of her Mother
Sakura’s dead mother appears before her and she realizes it must be an illusion because why should such a miracle happen to her. The first episode that made me cry. Also, the first time out of many that one particular cliff claims a victim. I think every major character falls off that cliff at some point. There should be a sign or something.
6. Sakura’s Never-Ending Day
Groundhog Day, but with magical girls instead of Bill Murray. Kids now have the power to control time.
5. Sakura and the Summer Holiday Homework
A book is missing from the library. Instead of finding another book to write a report about, Sakura and her friends spend 20 minutes chasing the book around instead, because “Piglet Story” is the literary epic of our time.
4. Sakura’s Dizzy Fever Day
Great news: The Mirror card is sentient and has feelings. Sakura is willing to sacrifice personal health to capture all the cards and rescue everyone else. Ghost Mom Ex Machina saves the day.
3. Sakura, Yukito, and the Vanishing Power
Touya gives up his magic to save Yukito. Very interesting exploration of the way magic works in this universe and the sacrifices that must be made in its name. Very gay.
2. Sakura and the Blacked Out School Arts Festival
Sakura gets to be the prince in the school play because gender roles are dead. The optimism in Sakura’s heart saves everyone. The Light and Dark cards are in love.
1. SAKURA AND THE DANGEROUS PIANO
This episode is a work of art and I already summarized it here. Rest in pieces, Piano.
Hi, Allison! What advice would you give to a trainee lesbian?
My advice is: Ask people out.
Ask people out.
Ask people out.
For the love of G-d on high, please ask people out.
This is the single biggest piece of advice for anyone looking for relationships, and it goes double for anyone looking to date women, and it goes quadruple for lesbians.
Why? Because women rarely ask people out.
You can go evo psych on this, or discuss how the patriarchy socialises women, or anything else. It doesn’t matter why but, as a brute fact of the dating landscape, women tend not to ask people out. OkCupid found that women of every orientation send an average of four first messages to people, compared to fourteen for straight men. Even if they really like someone, they usually wait for the other person to initiate.
…Which works about as well as you might expect when both parties are women. Thus, the lesbian sheep problem. This phenomenon is super annoying because it is so perfectly soluble by someone - anyone - talking; but no one does.
This is where you come in, my baby lesbian. You could completely avoid falling into this trap by just being the first person to ask. You just need to give up* on hoping the other person will initiate and go for it.
Yes, I know it’s hard. There’s stuff elsewhere online about how to build your confidence. But, hey, take it easy. After all, you probably won’t have much competition. There’s probably no one else hitting on that cute dyke you like, because all the other girls are waiting for her to ask them, because our entire orientation is kind of a mess.
(*Why yes, I am salty about the fact that I always have to initiate. Sometimes I’d like a break, y’know? But no. I can’t think of a single romantic or sexual relationship I didn’t have to initiate. Come on, people. I don’t bite, and you’d get hella points in my book.)
if u seek amy - britney spears // kill my boyfriend - natalia kills // radioactive - within temptation // bad romance - lady gaga // black sheep - gin wigmore // problem - natalia kills // be my bad boy - cascada // kinda outta luck - lana del rey
Sailor, Border Collie (15 w/o), Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Connemara, Galway, Ireland • “We keep Blackface sheep. They live out on the mountain all year round and we collect them five times throughout the year. We don’t keep the sheep for their wool because the price is so low at the moment; we keep the male sheep for meat and the female sheep to replace the older female sheep. We have a problem with foxes occasionally, but I usually only lose 5-10 sheep per year. We use terriers to hunt the foxes. Most of the farmers are around 70-80 years old and never got married. There are only seven children under ten on the whole mountain, which is a pity, because it’s a way of life really. It’s a shame to see it dying out. I pay more for a leg of lamb at the store than I get paid for a whole lamb here.”
The indigenous Aymara women have centuries of experience of knitting and weaving distinctive woollen hats, sweaters and blankets.
Now, they are applying their expertise to a hi-tech medical product - which is used to seal up a “hole in the heart” which some babies are born with.
“We are very happy, we are doing something for someone so they can live,” says knitter Daniela Mendoza, who weaves the tiny device in a special “clean room”.
It takes her about two hours to make the Nit Occlud device which was designed by cardiologist Franz Freudenthal. He set up his clinic in La Paz to help children born with heart problems and so far he has saved hundreds of lives.
The device, known as an occluder, looks similar to a top hat and is used to block the hole in the patient’s heart.
Most standard occluders are made on an industrial scale - but Freduenthal’s version is so small and intricate that it’s technically tricky to mass produce.
So he enlisted an army of Bolivia’s traditional craft knitters to make them by hand.
In the early days he tested the first prototypes on sheep with heart problems. He’s since successfully used them on hundreds of children and now exports his new inventions all over the world.
“The most important thing is that we try to get really really simple solutions for complex problems,” Dr Freudenthal told the BBC.
Nell, Border Collie, Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Connemara, Galway, Ireland • “There are about 1500 sheep between five farmers, so when we want to collect our sheep off the mountain, a sheep dog is a must. Two dogs will collect 200-300 sheep, no problem. They learn four main commands and they start when they’re 12 months old. To go left, we say, ‘Come by’, to go right, 'Keep away’, to stop, 'Lie down’, and to come, 'Back to me’. The most difficult thing to teach them is to take sheep away from you – they think you want to keep them.”
FxxK Boys Get Money || [listen] 01. Black Sheep - Gin Wigmore // 02. Problem - Natalia Kills // 03. Q.U.E.E.N. - Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu // 04. Bad Girls (Nonsens Mix) - M.I.A. // 05. Je Veux Te Voir (Club-Club Version) - Yelle // 06. FxxK Boys Get Money - FEMM // 07. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich - Lady Gaga // 08. Gold Digger - Kayne West ft. Jamie Foxx // 09. Eve - Eve ft. Miss Kitty // 10. Paper Planes - M.I.A. // 11. Chick Habit - April March
Ungodly Fruit || [listen] 01. Dark Doo Wop - Ms Mr // 02. Harmless Monster - CocoRosie // 03. The Drunken Whaler - Dishonored OST // 04. The Conqueror Worm II (Instrumental) - Sopor Aeternus // 05. Sweet Dreams - Emily Browning // 06. After You’ve Gone - Ruth Etting // 07. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Lorde // 08. Black Sheep - Metric // 09. Ungoldy Fruit - Wax Tailor
fever || [listen] 01. Meet the President - Polyhymnia // 02. Clash - Caravan Palace // 03. Catgroove - Parov Stelar // 04. Fever (Stavroz Remix) - Shirley Horn // 05. The Denial Twist - The White Stripes // 06. That Man - Caro Emerald // 07. Love Bug - Baby Bee // 08. Hold The Night - Lyre Le Temps // 09. Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones // 10. Women, Women, Women - Watsky
NEW SOUL || [listen] 01. A Town With An Ocean View - Yoshihiro Koseki // 02. Airbrushed - Anamanaguchi // 03. Checking Things Off - Lullatone // 04. The Path of the Wind - Joe Hisaishi // 05. ??? - Floating Cloud // 06. Bubble Bobble Theme - Bubble Bobble // 07. Upular - Pogo // 08. New Soul - Yael Naim
14 of 31 Horrors: Black Sheep (2006) – Thanks to a childhood trauma, Henry has developed a phobia of sheep. Which is a problem, since his family has owned a massive sheep farm for five generations. When Henry goes home to sign over his portion of the farm to ambitious brother Angus, he instead finds that his big bro’s genetic tampering has created a race of bloodthirsty sheep that turn humans into weresheep with a single bite. Joined by the animal rights protestor Experience and farm manager Tucker, Henry will have to find a way to stop the mutated sheep, thwart his brother, and overcome his deep-rooted fears to reconnect with the capable farmer within.
The tagline reads: “There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand – AND THEY’RE ALL PISSED OFF!!!” And, well, if that doesn’t entice you… then you’re just not my sort of people. This movie is such a fucking DELIGHT. With special effects from Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshop, gore galore, and those beautiful rolling Kiwi vistas, this movie really feels like coming home for me. Rarely do I miss New Zealand as much as when I’m watching this silly creature feature (*longing sigh*). It’s over the top, it’s wild, it’s just downright fun.
Do you sometimes have the feeling you’re tired of roleplaying because of all the things that happens to you,because of all the IC feelings affects your OOC feelings. You’re being emotional down and don’t even have the guts to roleplay anymore.
But then there is always something or someone that makes you stay because you don’t want to leave them and keep them even closer,because that person or that thing changed your life so much,you are thankful to have them in your life?
Yeah…I have that feeling,and I want to thank everyone who managed to make me stay here. I’d regret it forever if I would leave all these precious people I’ve met.